The stolen SUV was abandoned on the street with the baby still inside. A neighbor had to secure the vehicle before getting the baby.
UPDATE- Suspect in custody : SUV stolen, recovered with 10 month old baby inside
Suspect booked into King County Jail on investigation for kidnapping
UPDATE Thursday 6:10am
The suspect in the SUV Theft in what police regard as a kidnapping on Aug. 27 from a West Seattle convenience store, Estaban Lucio Sanchez, will face a hearing this morning.
Seattle Police say that the SUV theft was being treated as a kidnapping since the suspect knew there was a baby in the vehicle when it was stolen. Seattle Police Spokesperson Drew Fowler said that the father of the 10 month old shouted to the suspect as he drove away that a baby was in the vehicle. He had reportedly left the vehicle running. The suspect abandoned the vehicle at 99th and 8th Ave SW where it was spotted by an area resident. That woman thought it was strange a vehicle would left in the middle of the street and upon investigation found the baby in the back seat. She had to put her foot on the brake and set the emergency brake to prevent it from rolling. The father was taken to the scene in less than 2 minutes. The suspect was sought and finally caught around 4:18pm in a restaurant near 17th and Roxbury some blocks away. He's being booked into King County Jail on investigation for kidnapping.
A suspect is in custody in the theft of an SUV that had a 10 month old girl inside. The SUV was later found abandoned near 99th SW and 8th Ave SW and the baby in good condition was reunited with her parents who declined to comment to the media.
from the Seattle Police Blotter
Seattle police are searching for a car thief who sped away from a West Seattle convenience store Wednesday afternoon after stealing an SUV with a 10-month-old child inside.
The suspect fled the store—located in the 1600 block of SW Holden Street—in the black Ford Edge SUV just after 3:15 pm and headed south toward White Center.
Nineteen minutes after police began searching for the suspect, King County Sheriff’s Deputies and Seattle police found SUV and the child—who was OK—parked near 8th Avenue SW and SW 99th Street.
As of 3:50 PM, Police and King County Sheriff’s deputies were searching for the suspect in the area.
Witnesses have described the suspect as a hispanic male, 19-21 years old, 120 pounds, 5’6 to 5’7, with very short hair and a mustache, wearing tan khaki pants, a black sweatshirt, black tank top, and black shoes.
Please call 911 if you have any information that could help police find the suspect.
A search is underway for a suspect said to be a Hispanic man who stole an SUV that had a 10-month-old baby inside. The SUV been recoverd with the child inside, a short time later but police are seeking that suspect.
The vehicle was stolen near 16th Ave SW and SW Holden Street, and the car and child were recovered just south of West Seattle. Police say the child appears to be good condition.
Seattle police describe the suspect a Hispanic man in his 20s, about 5 feet 7 inches tall with very short hair, Seattle Police said.
They are seeking him in a greenbelt in the area.
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